Kirkhope - Banjo Kazooie
A surprising, upbeat and tongue-in-cheek favourite from the world of video games.
Yorkshire-born, BAFTA nominated composer Grant Kirkhope studied classical trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music before playing in rock bands. He has created the music for several multi-million selling video games, including GoldenEye.
Beginning in 1998, the Banjo-Kazooie franchise features the ability to build your own vehicles amidst the jumping and puzzle-solving.
Kirkhope’s score is as jaunty and quirky as the misshapen means of transport to be constructed. Surprising, upbeat and definitely tongue-in-cheek, the series remains many gamers' introduction to Kirkhope – a fanbase that remains strong and growing.